Find the effective area required to build such a capacitor

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

One can buy 1 Farad capacitors which are only a few centimeters long. Speculate
on how you can build such a capacitor. Assuming that you are using Strontium
Titanate as the dielectric find the minimum gap for a maximum voltage of 5 volts.
Find the effective area required to build such a capacitor. How can you put this area
into a volume that is only a few centimeters

2. Relevant equations
C=Q/V
C=EoA/d


3. The attempt at a solution
to find the minimum gap, i think we can start from dielectric strength??
 
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Tom Mattson

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i dont have any idea about how to solve that problem so a little help
 

Tom Mattson

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You need to start by looking at the equation for the capacitance of a capacitor with a dielectric. The equation you listed is for capacitance with no dielectric.
 

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